Our Hand Staff

Our Hand & Upper Extremity Team

Dr. Jafarnia selected the best in orthopedic hand and upper extremity support personnel when he assembled his surgical and patient care team. Specializing in the care of both pediatric and adult injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow, the team works together to ensure a superior outcome and treatment experience.

With decades of combined experience in this specialized area of orthopedic medicine, they provide support to patients and their families every step of the way.

Dr. Jafarnia’s team includes:

HoustonJennifer L. Ogle, M.S., PA-C

Jennifer Ogle has been practicing in the field of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery since 2004. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

Jennifer is a Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.

As a Physician Assistant, she runs her own clinic schedule and assists Dr. Jafarnia in surgery and clinic.

HoustonMonica Russell, Clinic Coordinator/Surgery Scheduler

Monica Russell has been a Clinic Coordinator for Dr. Jafarnia since 2002. She manages our clinic to make sure our practice is running efficiently and effectively. One of her many jobs is scheduling patients for surgery. She has mastered the skill of facilitating the entire experience – ensuring a personalized and compassionate environment for everyone.

She informs all of Dr. Jafarnia’s patients on what to expect before and after surgery and makes sure that everything is in place for the best surgical experience possible. She is a big part of the Hand & Upper Extremity team at Methodist.

“Dr. Jafarnia is an extremely talented doctor, and it is a great honor to be able to work for him and his team!” – Monica Russell

HoustonMary Grace Yohe, Senior CCMA

A Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mary is a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the Texas Society of Medical Assistants.

She works alongside Dr. Jafarnia to help provide the highest quality of care and to make each visit a positive experience for patients.

HoustonThelma Gonzalez, Senior Medical Assistant, CCMA

A fluent Spanish speaker with nearly 10 years of experience in the medical field, Thelma serves as a senior medical assistant certified in clinical medical assistance. She is detail oriented and has a heart for the patients.

“My objective is to not only be a valued asset to Dr. Jafarnia and his team by assisting with each patient’s treatment program, but to also serve as an essential resource for the patients themselves.”